Excursion to Syracuse, Noto and Vendicari

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Enjoy the visit of Syracuse, Noto and the nature reserve of Vendicari accompanied by one of our English-speaking drivers. Syracuse, one of the most popular and important cities of the ancient history and Noto, one of the late baroque towns of the Val di Noto.

Excursion to Syracuse, Noto and Vendicari: Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful baroque buildings of Noto
  • Head to the isle of Ortigia to admire the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception
  • Savor a typical Sicilian lunch in a Bio Agriturismo

Ortigia (Siracusa)
Ortigia (Siracusa)

Enjoy the visit of Syracuse, Noto and the nature reserve of Vendicari accompanied by one of our English-speaking drivers. Syracuse, one of the most popular and important cities of the ancient history and Noto, one of the late baroque towns of the Val di Noto. Two impressive sites, which were both declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. In between, let us enchant you during our visit of the magnificent coast of Vendicari, which received the award of the “Blue Flag” due to its high quality water.

Full Day Tour (9:00am – 18:30)

(Noto, Syracuse/Ortigia and Vedicari)

The first stop is Noto, where we will visit beautiful baroque buildings, including the Cathedral of Noto, the church San Domenico and Palazzo Villadorata. Heart of the town is the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. With the parallel running Via Cavour it locates the main attractions of the town.

Noto Baroque Town
Noto Baroque Town

In Piazza Municipio you can go up a broad staircase to get to the dome. The cathedral was completed in 1770.  A severe earthquake in 1996 destroyed the large central dome and the aisles. Restored due to original, the cathedral was officially reopened at the beginning of 2007.

Next stop is the nature reserve of Vendicari (Riserva naturale Orientata Oasi di Vendicari faunistica), where we will reach the beautiful Tonnara and Torre Sveva beach after a short walk.
Vendicari is a real paradise for birds. You can observe Flamingos, storks and cormorants here and sometimes even pond turtles.

Here you will have the possibility to take refreshing swim (if you like) in the crystal clear sea or you can visit the former tuna factory and Torre Sveva. Afterwards it is time for lunch at a country inn (agriturismo). Here you can enjoy a full meal of Sicilian specialties.


In the afternoon we will drive to Syracuse. 2005 the town was declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and is located in the south-east of Sicily between the rivers Anapo and Ciane. Cicero himself defined Syracuse as ”the biggest and beautiful city among all the Greek cities”. We will visit the isle of Ortigia where you can admire the Cathedral of “Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception” erected on the ancient Greek temple of Athena. Inside the columns of the temple are still visible.
Finally the visit of Ortigia takes us to the “Fonte Aretusa”, a legendary fresh water spring with a fountain.

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  • Driver: This excursion include an English Speaking driver, He will help you to visit the sites on your own. (NO GUIDE)
  • SMALL GROUPS: max 8 participants
  • Accessibility: Tours are easy and accessible to everyone.
  • Recommendations: We recommend sturdy shoes, adequate clothes according to the weather, and do not forget your camera, of course!
  • What’s also included: Sicilian lunch.
  • Pickup service: In the area around of Taormina and Catania pick up and drop-off at your hotel, camping, pension, holiday house, railway station, port, etc. is included. Possibility to meet us at the highway exit (in case you travel with your own car).
  • Children: Children under 12 years pay EUR 10.00 less. Upon request we can provide a child safety seat or booster seat (free)


Sicilian specialities will be served: Typical Sicilian appetizer, Main course Pasta, dessert, Water, bread, wine and coffee. If you have any food requests like vegetarian meal or health problems (allergy etc), please let us know in advance,

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We are open all year, except: 25.12 and 01.01

Prices & Booking

No hidden fees - All inclusive

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Tour Noto and Syracuse

Duration: 9 hours Difficulty: Easy
€ 85 per person
with pick up at your hotel in Catania area
€ 95 per person
with pick up at your hotel in Taormina area

Including typical Sicilian lunch

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On request, with a supplement, it is possible to request pick-up service also outside of Catania / Taormina, for example: Syracuse, Noto, Messina, etc. Contact us for more information

This tour is also available in a PRIVATE version. Driver, guide and vehicle will be available exclusively for you.

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We speak English, German, French, Spanish and Italian
(Monday - Sunday / 7:30 to 21:00)

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